The English verb 'tell' is pronounced as [tel].
Related to: irregular verbs.
3 forms of verb tell: Infinitive (tell), Past Simple - (told), Past Participle - (told).
Here are the past tense forms of the verb tell
👉 Forms of verb tell in future and past simple and past participle.
❓ What is the past tense of tell.
Tell: Past, Present, and Participle Forms
|Base Form||Past Simple||Past Participle|
What are the 2nd and 3rd forms of the verb tell?
🎓 What are the past simple, future simple, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect forms of the base form (infinitive) 'tell'?
Learn the three forms of the English verb 'tell'
- the first form (V1) is 'tell' used in present simple and future simple tenses.
- the second form (V2) is 'told' used in past simple tense.
- the third form (V3) is 'told' used in present perfect and past perfect tenses.
What are the past tense and past participle of tell?
The past tense and past participle of tell are: tell in past simple is told, and past participle is told.
What is the past tense of tell?
The past tense of the verb "tell" is "told", and the past participle is "told".
Past simple — tell in past simple told
Future simple — tell in future simple is tell (will + V1).
Present Perfect — tell in present perfect tense is told (have/has + V3).
Past Perfect — tell in past perfect tense is told (had + V3).
tell regular or irregular verb?
👉 Is 'tell' a regular or irregular verb? The verb 'tell' is irregular verb.
Examples of Verb tell in Sentences
- She didn't tell anyone (Past Simple)
- Emily was telling the truth (Past Continuous)
- I will tell mother on her (Future Simple)
- Jack told him everything you told me (Past Simple)
- That business he was telling you about (Past Continuous)
- They were telling a joke... about the weather (Past Continuous)
- I love that she can't tell a lie (Present Simple)
- Then I will tell you what happened to your brother (Future Simple)
- My wife has told you everything he knows, believe me (Present Perfect)
- His friends have told me some interesting things about you (Present Perfect)